4 doctors weighed in:
The most amout of blood you could possibly lose and still survive in a hospital for 2 or 3 days without a transfusion?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Spyros Smith
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
A young person can endure even greater amounts of blood loss without going into hypotensive shock.
They may feel light headed and may have orthostatic hypotension.

In brief: Depends
A young person can endure even greater amounts of blood loss without going into hypotensive shock.
They may feel light headed and may have orthostatic hypotension.
Dr. Spyros Smith
Dr. Spyros Smith
Thank
Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: May be 1-2 liters
An healthy individual can withstand probably upto 1liter rapid loss, but after that it may be difficult.
If it is slow bleeding, even if you lose 2-3 liters, the body has time to adjust.

In brief: May be 1-2 liters
An healthy individual can withstand probably upto 1liter rapid loss, but after that it may be difficult.
If it is slow bleeding, even if you lose 2-3 liters, the body has time to adjust.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
Thank
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
In brief: Varies
A healthy person can endure 10-15% blood volume loss before hypotensive shock would threaten them. Someone with severe cardiac disease might not survive lesser amounts of blood loss.

In brief: Varies
A healthy person can endure 10-15% blood volume loss before hypotensive shock would threaten them. Someone with severe cardiac disease might not survive lesser amounts of blood loss.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors